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Pretty Girls Make Saves

As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

Got a spicy question about Mexicans? Ask the Mexican at garellano@ocweekly.com. And for those of you who do submit questions, include a hilarious pseudonym, por favor, or we'll make one up for you! -- Gustavo Arellano Between the CracksBand name: The Ride Home

Web site: myspace.com/theridehome

Who or what do you think you sound like? We sound like soft jazz rock with a load of energy.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?We recently opened for Saves the Day, Circa Survive and Moneen; we played with the Ataris last month; we won a local battle of the bands last weekend; we are setting a national tour up this summer and have done numerous Texas tours; and we were recently featured in the Kingwood Observer.

What albums have had the biggest impact on you? Wow, that's a pretty big statement...To name a few: Straylight Run: Prepare to be Wrong; Death Cab for Cutie: Plans; Boys Night Out: Trainwreck; Brand New: Deja Entendu and Your Favorite Weapon; Taking Back Sunday: Tell All Your Friends; Muse: Absolution.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you?Wow again, too many to name, but here's a few...In addition to the above-mentioned bands there's Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead and Oasis, along with Copland, Wagner [1813-1883 - ed.], Chopin [1810-1849 - ed.] and other 20th-century composers.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?We are poor college students (actually all music majors). Some of us have jobs but nothing special; the lead guitarist gives guitar lessons.

Finish this sentence: If I didn't have to worry about money, I'd... tour all the time.

Finish this sentence: I'd rather be... done with school.

Who would play you in the screen adaptation of your life? Tom Hanks (he can take on any role, even one as crazy as mine).

Where do you see yourself in five years? I don't visualize the future.

What's the biggest misconception about you or your band?That we are little kids.

Give us a random factoid about yourself: We love jazz!

Weezer or Winger? I don't know what that means...If you are referring to bands, then Weezer hands down.

Jay-Z or Z-Trip? If I had to pick, Jay-Z.

Football or foosball? Foosball...Who wouldn't?

See them at: Fuel Cyber Cafe, 120 Main, Humble, on Saturday, April 15.

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